For the third year in a row, October brought Goleta the lovely combination of warm weather,
warm water and lots of surf. Our journey begins with an amazing sunrise at Goleta Beach.
Ever since the rain storm the week before, there have been waves pretty much
non stop. These guys got on it bright and early.
With all the waves, the GPA at UCSB must have plummeted. Look at all the heads in the
water below Isla Vista!
UCSB = Usually Crowded Surf Breaks.
As the week went on, crowds thinned out. That’s the nice thing about lots of
waves. All kinds of different spots were breaking, up and down the coast.
The days are getting shorter, but the sunsets are getting prettier.
As the month passed, the weather did begin to cool down, as did water temps.
Probably another reason the crowds were thinning out.
Plus, a lot of guys got sick from surfing in the first rain runoff….
And oh yeah, don’t forget the swine flu….
All these factors add up to a spacious line up.
Above is Campus Point, a freaky, near empty, Campus Point.
Just a few guys were on it this day. It was strange and sectiony, but some of
the sections were good.
Parker Davies found some of the good sections.
As did Vinny Leonelli.
This guy did a good job of negotiating his way through the rocks…
Cool crisp autumn day in Goleta. Hot sun and a cool breeze.
Parker Davies strikes again.
Meanwhile, around the corner, the waves were even faster.
And Marcos Smith managed to put himself in just the right spot.
The cool evening breeze was going straight offshore, so we didn’t even smell
this rotting seal carcass. Yummy.
It didn’t seem to bother the boys in the line up.
Joseph Yee doing a good job of repping his logo.
That’s Point Concept Surfboards.
Bodyboarders, spongers, dickdraggers, call them what you will; we call this guy barrelled.
Obligatory sunset photos.
Sorry, we can’t help it…
Local surf legend and artist Jeff ” Bullet” Campbell got in on the action as well.
And last but not least, we found Bobby Morris at a remote location, enjoying
some quality time.
As we head into winter, it looks like we may be in for a good one.
Come on, El Nino……